Saturday, February 28, 2009

Splinter - Ten Love Songs

Ah, Splinter. Days of Canton YMCA shows, big pants, small wheels, Kent. A friend of mine once described them as "hardcore meets early Slayer." Fair enough. I videotaped them once at Peabody's Down Under with Snapcase in 93? The tape was reused by an old roommate to tape golf :(
6 degrees..Bass player dated Angry Jill's roommate, drummer dated my upcoming wedding's Maid-of-Honor. Larry, the vocalist, was a member of the Crunchface fanzine staff, and later went onto to Unholy 3, Don Austin, etc. I saw Larry at Annabelle's a couple of weeks ago and it sparked my memory of this album.
Some people may recognize the track "Three" as the weirdly titled song on the Dark Empire Strikes Back cd comp (thank goodness I made the video version before my roomies taped over their set with Lee Trivino.) I guess the track name on that comp was the text written on the DAT tape sent to the "label."
I don't know how many of them were pressed, but I remember ordering it straight from the label via an MRR ad. I remember the shipping packaging was thin and beat up, but thankfully the contents were not, other then the cover being slightly bent. Sound samples were frequently used during this era, and not persecuted. I've never seen an other copy of this record; weird.
I could tell you how good it is, but I'll let you judge for yourself. It's the first LP I've ripped and shared with my new turntable, so that's a clue.
Satan, Satan, poop.

Splinter - Ten Love Songs from 1993

Friday, February 20, 2009

Judge @ 924 Gilman St.

Judge @ Gilman - Fed Up from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

it's video time!

I've been going through some old VHS tapes, and will be slowly but surely uploading a bunch of great videos I shot of bands playing in Cleveland, or things I deem amusing from my old trading days.
Hope you enjoy and come back

Earth Crisis Firestorm/No Allegiance 8-3-94 from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

Integrity 10-92 1. Those Who Fear Tomorrow from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

Face Value "Help Yourself" 4-23-93 from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

Inmates- Riot 8-3-94 from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

Inmates "No Future" 8-3-94 from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.

BOWEL- "Our Fight" 5-21-94 Middlesex,NJ from Jeff Grey on Vimeo.